[MA-SOC] Question about List Archives and Privacy

Zoh metasomatic at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 15:29:11 EDT 2006


Good point -- although with mailman (metro anime's listserv software), it's
easier still to restrict viewing to members, meaning there's nothing for
sites to index. (It's the safer way of doing things).

Zoh

On 8/8/06, Robert Kohr <rob at kohr.tv> wrote:
>
> You know with google you and put a block on the folder in question so
> that the next time that Google Bot crawls the site it won't index it.
>
> http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py ?
> answer=33570&topic=8846
>
>
> Sincerely
>
> Robert Kohr
> ----------------------------
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> http://www.nickjr.com
> ----------------------------
> personal site:
> http://www.kohr.tv
>
>
> On Aug 8, 2006, at 11:06 PM, Oneirophile at aol.com wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Doomo arigatoo gozaimashita, Zoh --
> >
> > I agree with you wholeheartedly, and this has been one of my ongoing
> > concerns.... especially since I've had my share of bad experiences
> > with  cyber-creeps.
> >
> > Worst case was back in 1996 -- when a member of a list I belonged to,
> > without my permission or prior knowledge, copied one of my lengthy
> > posts to  Usenet.
> >  An unidentified wacko apparently read it on Usenet,  inexplicably
> > took
> > offense at something I said in the post, somehow managed to  track
> > down my
> > snailmail address, and sent an anonymous poison-pen letter
> > directly to my home.  The
> > scary thing was that when I reported it to both  the US Post Office
> > and the
> > cops, they said there was nothing they  could do about it because
> > "no direct
> > threats were made."  This is not the  sort of thing that the mother
> > of (at the
> > time) an 8-year-old child likes to  hear!
> >
> > Fortunately, nothing came of it.  However, since that time -- and
> > after a
> > couple of less dramatic but similarly annoying incidents -- I have
> > been  very
> > leery of discussion lists with publicly-searchable archives.
> >
> > So I'm with Zoh -- if possible, please lock all past archives, and
> > make all
> > future archived posts available to members only.  We don't need  to
> > announce
> > our future itineraries, private thoughts, and personal  information
> > on a to-do
> > list for stalkers.
> >
> > Thanks for listening,
> > Jill
> >
> > + + + + + + +  + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
> > VOCATUS ATQUE NON VOCATUS DEUS  ADERIT
> > ("Bidden or not bidden, God is present")
> > + + + + + + + + + + + + +  + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 8/8/2006 10:32:33 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> > metasomatic at gmail.com writes:
> >
> > Hi  folks,
> >
> > So, I know it's a little late to be noticing this right now, ;)  but I
> > realized that the list archives for this email list are  publically
> > searchable (and thus indexed by Google, etc). Looking for my  name
> > on the
> > internet turned up some unexpected results!
> >
> > I think a  lot of people might not realize that the archives are
> > publically
> > available.
> >
> > My question: is there any reason that list  archives aren't
> > restricted to
> > list members, instead of going to the general  public? And how do
> > folks feel
> > about switching the archives to be members'  only, for privacy's sake?
> >
> > My fear is that I'm not the only one who was  assuming (bad idea)
> > that these
> > archives weren't searchable. Sometimes the  list has the air of
> > being a
> > private community, and that's not really the  case if anyone can
> > look your
> > posts up at any time on a search  engine.
> >
> > Do other folks have thoughts about  this?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Zoh
> >
> >
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